3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: April 12
NEW YORK (MainStreet) - What's happening in small business today?
1. Here's one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" business ideas. Ever considered running a grilled cheese truck? Entrepreneur/former restaurant worker Michael Jacober is doing it in NYC and out of a former New York Police Department van that he bought at a police auction for $6,000, according to the New York Daily News .
Food trucks are all the rage these days -- from a consumer standpoint they offer tasty meals on the cheap and it's fun to check your Twitter account to find out where your favorite truck is planting itself each day. For business owners, it leaves out much of the overhead -- and headaches -- that a restaurant usually brings.
"I wanted to take a step into something that wasn't high risk," Jacober told the Daily News. He launched Morris Grilled Cheese in January 2011 and serves up tasty treats like the $10 Croque Monsieur melt, a smoked ham, pickled spring onion with provolone grilled sandwich, according to the article.
2. Learn why you should 'Instagram' your business. As more businesses get comfortable with using social media, experts say the more visual you can make your shared content, the better.
He calls 2012 the year of the photo-editing/sharing mobile apps (which explains why Facebook plans to acquire Instagram for $1 billion).
The popular photo app can also be effective at adding "a little spice and professionalism to the photos you intend to share on your social media sites," Wormley says.